King Charles ‘has not decided’ whether to let Harry’s children use royal titles yet

A royal expert has revealed that King Charles III “has not decided” yet as to whether the Duke of Sussex and his wife the Duchess of Sussex’schildren Archie and Lilibet can have prince and princess titles.

Royal editor for The Times Roya Nikkah has described the new Monarch’s lack of decision on the issue as “heightening tensions” between Charles, 73, and son Harry, 38, and his wife Meghan, 41.

A spokesperson told the publication: “The King is focused on the mourning period. It’s unlikely you’ll know other titles during that period. I’m sure at some point there will be discussions.”

The royal editor states that Harry and Meghan are “understood to fear the King may strip Archie and Lilibet of their titles, after his reluctance immediately to recognise their elevated status after the Queen’s death”.

OK! has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

Following the lateQueen's death at Balmoral, three year old Archie and one year old Lilibet are entitled to be given the titles of prince and princess as they are now the grandchildren of the King.

When both children were born, they were too far down the succession line to receive the title but following the death of the Queen they are now the grandchildren of the current monarch and not the great-grandchildren meaning they could be able to use the HRH title and be addressed as prince and princess.

However, as the children will be non-working Royals, they may not be given the HRH title but could still be a prince and princess.

The news follows reports that Charles “could bar" the titles due to Harry’s upcoming memoir.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, a source said: "It depends a lot on what happens in the coming months, particularly with Harry's book and their TV show."

King Charles has made a number of speeches since the death of his mother and mentioned several members of the Royal Family.

However, the new monarch has avoided using the titles when talking about Harry’s children.

Political editor Samantha Maiden has said Charles has decided not to address Harry and Meghan's children by royal titles which suggests they will not be named prince or princess.

During an interview with Australian morning show Sunrise, Samantha said: "I understand that they get this automatically when they're the grandchild of the monarch which they clearly are but quite pointedly, King Charles has not referenced this in his public statements.

"He's referred to them as master and so that suggests they're not going to get it. It's just another thing where you can sort of understand why these families are estranged."


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